Responses for show #5688 - Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2009 College Championship quarterfinal game 3.

Ask Alex #17: College.

Contestants

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Greg Lichtenstein, a freshman from Vassar College

Elyssa Browning, a junior from St. John's College

Eric Betts, a senior from Emory University

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Jeopardy! Round responses

LANDMARKS
THE LADY SWINGS
WOULD YOU LIKE FLIES WITH THAT?
FAST FRIENDS
IT'S ELEMENTARY
COMPUTER RHYME TIME
    $200 3
the Hoover Dam

Eric
    $200 15
a softball bat

Eric
    $200 22
(Greg: What is lime?)

an apple

ElyssaGreg
    $200 1
David

Eric
    $200 5
aluminum

Eric
    $200 9
a printer splinter

Elyssa
    $1,000 11
the (Great) Sphinx

Greg
    $400 20
an axe

Greg
    $400 27
bacon

Eric
    $400 2
Porthos

Greg
    $400 8
helium

Elyssa
    $400 10
a mouse louse

Greg
    $600 12
Notre Dame

Elyssa
    $600 21
a hockey stick

Triple Stumper
    $600 28
termites

Greg
    $600 4
(Greg: Who is Obama?)

Joe Biden

ElyssaGreg
    $600 16
sulfur

Greg
    $600 19
a sneaker speaker

Eric
    $800 13
the Prado

Greg
    $800 25
a tennis racket

Eric
    $800 29
coffee

Elyssa
    $800 6
Achilles

Eric
    $800 17
mercury

Elyssa
    $800 23
a manor scanner

Triple Stumper
    $1000 14
Buckingham Palace

Elyssa
    $1000 26
a golf club

Eric
    $1000 30
scorpions

Eric
    $1000 7
Friedrich Engels

Elyssa
    $1000 18
(Elyssa: What is Argon?)
...
(Alex: What is [*]?
Superman would have known that.)

krypton

Elyssa
Triple Stumper
    $1000 24
a RAM jam

Elyssa

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Eric Elyssa Greg
$1,600 $3,800 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Elyssa Greg
$5,400 $5,600 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

NAMES IN THE NEWS
INDIE ROCK
BODIES OF WATER
COMPARATIVE LIT
WHEE! IT'S 1893!
COLLEGES IN OTHER WORDS
    $400 7
Tiger Woods

Eric
    $400 26
Death Cab for Cutie

Elyssa
    $400 21
the Atlantic

Greg
    $400 16
the Romantic movement

Greg
    $400 1
Gauguin

Eric
    $400 6
Temple

Eric
    $800 8
Queen Elizabeth II

Elyssa
    $800 27
JFK

Greg
    $800 22
the Ganges

Greg
    $3,000 17
Vanity Fair

Greg
    $800 2
Cleveland

Greg
    $800 12
Brown

Eric
    $1200 9
the Hudson River

Eric
    $1200 28
Sunset

Greg
    $3,000 23
the Amazon

Greg
    $1200 18
Order of the Phoenix

Eric
    $1200 3
chief petty officer

Eric
    $1200 13
Yale

Greg
    $1600 10
Netanyahu

Elyssa
    $1600 29
(Greg: What is Fleet Foxes?)

Rilo Kiley

Greg
Triple Stumper
    $1600 24
Huron & Michigan

Greg
    $1600 19
Solzhenitsyn

Greg
    $1600 4
Oscar Wilde

Eric
    $1600 14
The Citadel

Greg
    $2000 11
Labor

Eric
    $2000 30
The Flaming Lips

Triple Stumper
    $2000 25
the Black Sea

Elyssa
    $2000 20
Euripides

Elyssa
    $2000 5
Hawaii

Elyssa
    $2000 15
La Salle

Greg

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Elyssa Greg
$14,600 $14,400 $20,200

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

WASHINGTON, D.C.
(Alex: At the corner of Massachusetts and 34th--the U.S. Naval Observatory. Whose residence can be found there?)
ElyssaWhat is the Attorney Gen.?
$14,399
EricWhat is the Vice President
$400
GregWhat is the Vice President?
$3,000
the vice president

Final scores:

Eric Elyssa Greg
$15,000 $1 $23,200
2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Eric Elyssa Greg
$14,600 $14,400 $15,600
19 R,
0 W
16 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $44,600

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